Large Vintage Swedish Wide Hallway Runner Rug by A. Osterberg 47667
Here is a beautiful and unique vintage rug – a runner length piece featuring a design by the mid-twentieth century Swedish designer A. Osterberg. Scandinavian carpets – and especially mid-century Swedish carpets – have enjoyed an enormous surge in popularity in recent years, finding themselves the beneficiaries of a renewed interest in mid-century modern aesthetics. This particular example, with its highly abstract, geometric composition is a brilliant example of the aesthetic values of the mid-century movement, which put special emphasis on clean lines and understated. At the same time, this carpet also features an especially bright color pallet of spring pastels, ranging from shades of pink and purple to hues of greens and blues. Large square and triangular figures are arranged in an intriguing manner throughout the long vertical space of this rug, directing the eyes inwards, outwards, up, and down, giving this Scandinavian rug a powerful inherent energy. Between its dynamic composition and its whimsical color pallet, this vintage Swedish rug is an excellent example of a popular style. Sure to bring sophistication and uncoupled energy to any space, this runner is an exciting modern work.
Large Long and Narrow Gallery Size Vintage Swedish Runner Rug by A. Osterberg, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century – This dynamic mid-century modern Scandinavian runner delights with its abstract, geometric composition and its pallet of pastel spring colors. Agda Osterberg was a Swedish rug and textile designer born in Stockholm Sweden in 1891. Her designs became popular components of modern contemporary design of the mid 20th century. The designs were influenced by the Art Deco movement and Bauhaus school style, as well as the stained-glass windows found in European cathedrals. Her work was an important part of the modern abstract design movement of the modern and postmodern eras.
This is a large, long and narrow, vintage Scandinavian rug that is suitable for a wide hallway or gallery. The of this captivating vintage rug design is based on repeating geometric shapes that shift, with randomly repeating colors along the length of the runner rug. The border design and edges of the rug feature regular repeats that give the design a sense of rhythm and ties the other elements together. It also enhances a sense of balance and order in the design, which complements the random color shifts found in the central design.
This vintage Agda Osterberg Scandinavian rug is versatile and would add brilliant color to any space. The precision with which the shapes were carried out adds to the modern, contemporary feel of the rug. The design and colors make this a highly versatile rug that would go well in a number of different contemporary designs. It is designed to serve as a central piece of artwork in the room and to add a visual contrast within the space. This beautiful flat weave rug is an essential for the collector of mid century art work, or for aficionados of contemporary design.